Michael Praetorius  

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Michael Praetorius (probably 15 February 1571 – 15 February 1621) was a German composer, organist, and music theorist. He was one of the most versatile composers of his age, being particularly significant in the development of musical forms based on Protestant hymns, many of which reflect an effort to improve the relationship between Protestants and Catholics.

His expansive but unfinshed treatise, Syntagma Musicum, appeared in three volumes (with appendix) between 1614 and 1620.



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